In January 2013, State Health Society of Madhya Pradesh and the NIPI Newborn Project decided to pilot select evidence-based community and facility based innovations targeted at reducing infant morbidity and mortality. Four districts were selected for the pilot, namely Betul, Hoshangabad, Narsingpur and Raisen.The Home Based Newborn Care Plus (HBNC+), acommunity intervention package to provide home based care and services to infant was launched in all districts while facility based centres – Family Centred Care (FCC) and Emergency Triage and Treatment (ETAT) were established in district hospitals of Hoshangabad and Raisen.
Encouraged by preliminary findings, the Government of Madhya Pradesh decided to scale-up these innovations to the entire State with its own funds. Orders to this regard have been issued. As a first step, orientations of officials including State Child health officers and consultants, Regional Joint Directors and Chief Medical Officers of all districts were held on 29th Feb and 1st March 2016. The State is planning the next steps for roll out in coordination with the NIPI Newborn Project team.